Post # 16
dracarys : winencheese83 : vestedbee :
thanks for the input. I did look up the full report online so could see that it was a bit shallow. I have gone back and asked for a minimum excellent cut. This is online so I won’t get to see the stone until it’s set in the ring. That said I am 100% confident that they are reputable, so know if there are any issues they will sort them! it’s now just a case of can the deliver an excellent cut within my budget! I will also not be paying anything until the final ring is delivered so I have that comfort factor.
Post # 17
Get yourself to Pricescope! Give them your budget and those wonderful people will find you the absolute best diamonds in your price range.
Post # 18
I would start with minimum GIA ex cut and symmetry. For polish, I would accept GIA very good or excellent. After you’ve hit all 3 of those markers, plug your numbers into the pricescope HCA calculator. If it scores below a 2, you can use this chart to make sure the angles are the best example of complimentary. I would rather go down in color and get an ideal cut.
Post # 19
Hey everyone so here is the excellent option he has sourced for me.
Im happier with this as the dept seems ok, and it’s triple excellent. What do ye think? Anything else I should be converned about?
I know the report is not the be all and end all but I need to make a decision based on the info at hand so any further feedback would be appreciate. I also checked on pricescope HCA and that came back as very good if the price is right which it is with my budget!
Thanks for for all your help so far!
Post # 20
lisag103 : This .72 H SI1 is definitely more promising than your first option, but the crown angle is too steep not exactly complimentary to the pavilion angle. Can you ask to see something with angles shown in the chart posted by @pinkflamingos posted? Or register on pricescope.com and post on their rocky talk forum for solid advice and guidance.
Post # 21
I tried to post a reply but it keeps going missing so trying again (hopefully there aren’t thirty duplicate posts haha) so here goes again:
Not to throw a spanner in the works but I just wanted to add that there are limitations to all of these tools (as anyone on Pricescope will tell you.) I’ve attached a link to pics/vids of two diamonds. One has an HCA of .7 and super ideal proportions (graded by GCAL) and the second is a GIA XXX and has an HCA of 4.5 which, as per the HCA tool, you should only purchase if the price is right.
I was very surprised to see how similar they look and, if it wasn’t for the difference in size and settings, I would have a hard time telling the two apart. Despite it’s dismal HCA score, the GIA XXX is a beautiful diamond.
Post # 23
Thanks everyone! I have gone with the excellent cut stone and I am sure that while there are more perfect stones out there, give its GIA triple excellent it will be a good diamond. Its fits budget and is within my parameters so we will see once the ring comes in! I will post pics of the final product as soon as I have it!